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  • ‘Incredibles 2’ Even Stronger As Pixar Pic Soars To Amazing $180M+

    06/16/2018 8:20:44 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 17 replies
    Deadline ^ | June 16, 2018 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    4th Update, Saturday AM after midnight post: Refresh for updates Incredibles 2 isn’t just a sequel to an animated film, it’s a sequel to an A+ four-quad movie and it’s acting like the latter pulling in everyone, largely adults with general audiences accounting for 57% of the audience. Note that parents are only repping 12% of the crowd per PostTrak with 31% kids. In the middle of the night we were spotting that Incredibles 2 was clicking to $175.3M and there’s a very good shot this all-audience pic is flying to $180M+. That figure alone is close to 70% of...
  • Disney faces Pulse, Parkland protest for support of 'NRA sellout' Putnam

    06/13/2018 3:16:56 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 40 replies
    Orlando Sentinal ^ | 06/13/18 | Gray Rohrer
    Survivors of the mass shootings at Pulse nightclub and Parkland are planning to pressure Walt Disney Co. to withdraw its support of self-described “NRA sellout” Adam Putnam by holding a “die-in” at a Disney property sometime this month. National Die-In, a group co-founded by Parkland survivors, is in the early stages of organizing the demonstration where protesters lie in a corpse-like pose to emphasize the effect of shooting massacres. The protest would be at a Disney headquarters or Orlando theme park. “We want to keep doing these protests to show people we aren’t backing down,” Nurah Abdulhaqq, a Georgia teen...
  • Comcast makes $65 billion offer for 21st Century Fox, setting up bidding war with Walt Disney

    06/13/2018 1:58:13 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 13, 2018 | Steven Zeitchik
    Comcast made a stunning $65 billion bid Wednesday for 21st Century Fox in what is expected to be the first of many attempts to buy up pieces of the entertainment world in the wake of AT&T’s decisive legal victory over the government to buy Time Warner. Comcast’s offer sets up a battle of wills between two of the most dominant and deep-pocketed entertainment companies in the world — Walt Disney and Comcast, the nation’s leading cable company which already owns Universal Studios and NBC. Comcast’s offer is about 19 percent higher than what Disney offered late last year. But the...
  • Disney selling ABC News’ longtime headquarters as trouble looms for embattled TV stars, journalists

    06/13/2018 1:46:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/13/2018 | Brian Flood
    Disney is selling the longtime headquarters of ABC News, which occupies a prestigious piece of New York City real estate. ... The sale is raising new questions about the future of Disney’s troubled news operation. Once-vaunted ABC News has struggled for identity in recent years, as the TV news spotlight has shifted to cable and the internet. And ABC News' notable shift away from hard news coverage, perhaps in search of viewers, has reduced its relevance in the news ecosystem ... as Disney executives voice increasing frustration with the high costs and low returns of the news operation. ... ABC...
  • Toxic Fandom Is Killing 'Star Wars'

    06/11/2018 8:21:36 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 139 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 11, 2018 | Marc Bernadin
    Racist harassment of 'Last Jedi' star Kelly Marie Tran and the 'Solo' backlash: Lucasfilm’s problem isn’t the movies, it’s trolls who want only the nostalgia of their youth, like "old Luke Skywalker hiding on an island from everything new," writes columnist Marc Bernardin. Fandom has always been an us versus them proposition. In the early days, it was because you loved something that the world at large found silly, be it comic books or Doctor Who. It was you and those who felt like you, against everyone else. Star Wars redefined fandom because it built a bigger tent than had...
  • John Lasseter to Exit Disney at End of Year, Will Assume ‘Consulting Role’ Until Departure (abuse)

    06/09/2018 1:07:09 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 7 replies
    thewrap ^ | June 8, 2018 | Umberto Gonzalez
    Former head of Disney’s animation studios announced a sabbatical in November after reports of inappropriate workplace behavior John Lasseter will exit Disney on Dec. 31, the company announced Friday. The former chief creative officer overseeing Pixar and Disney Animation will assume an unspecified “consulting role” at Disney until his departure. Lasseter announced he was taking a sabbatical in November after the publication of a Hollywood Reporter story in which “former Pixar insiders” said he frequently made a habit of “grabbing, kissing, making comments about physical attributes” of women at the company. At the time, Lasseter said his leave of absence...
  • ‘Solo’ A No-Go Due To “Poor Marketing,” Not Franchise Fatigue, Analyst Says

    06/05/2018 6:21:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 91 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | June 4, 2018 | Dade Hayes
    Solo: A Star Wars Story has mustered only $264 million at the worldwide box office, but one prominent voice on Wall Street blames the misfire on “poor marketing,” not a larger issue with the franchise. Doug Creutz, a veteran media analyst at Cowen, issued a report to investors that reaffirmed his “market perform” rating on Disney shares. While the report is based on his financial view of the company, it allows the analyst a chance to wade directly into the pop-culture waters to offer his take on why Solo stumbled. Point by point, the report knocks down some of the...
  • 'Solo' Will Lose $50M-Plus in First Defeat for Disney's 'Star Wars' Empire

    06/04/2018 5:04:20 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 89 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 4, 2018 | Pamela McClintok
    To borrow one of Han Solo's lines from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, "That's not how the Force works!" It's an apt way to sum up the troubled performance of Solo: A Star Wars Story. In one of the biggest box-office surprises in recent times, Solo is badly underperforming and will become the first of the Star Wars movies made by Disney and Lucasfilm to lose money. Wall Street analyst Barton Crockett says Solo will lose more than $50 million. Industry financing souces, however, say that figure could come in at $80 million or higher, although no one knows the...
  • RICO rape filed against Weinstein and Disney

    wow! this is going to get interesting.
  • Post-Memorial Day Blues At The B.O.: ‘Solo’ In Free Fall With $26M+ (tr)

    06/01/2018 2:25:02 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    Deadline ^ | June 1, 2018 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    The post-Memorial Day weekend at the box office doesn’t have to be a downer. However, none of the majors wanted to take advantage of that opportunity and slot an event title here. Some will argue that it’s an oversaturated marketplace, however, product rules. Don’t forget that. A year ago, Wonder Woman opened in this space and soared to a $103.2M opening and became the biggest grossing title of last summer stateside with $412.5M. She followed on the heels of the lackluster start by Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which had a $78.4M four-day. This year,...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Samantha Bee whines about backlash from 'one bad word' ..

    06/01/2018 7:31:48 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 101 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 1, 2018 | By David Martosko
    EXCLUSIVE: Samantha Bee whines about backlash from 'one bad word' after she calls Ivanka Trump a 'feckless c***' on national TV – as the president cites Roseanne 'double standard' and demands TBS fire her Comedian Samantha Bee called Ivanka Trump a 'feckless c***' during her 'Full Frontal' show Wednesday night Bee apologized to Ivanka and viewers on Thursday for using the obscenity Hours later Bee's show was honored by the Television Academy as one of the most 'meaningful and relevant' – but reporters were banned In her brief speech, Bee insisted she had good intentions and complained that America focused...
  • Roseanne wants to personally call people she's offended to apologize

    05/31/2018 8:23:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Entertainment ^ | 05/31/2018
    And on the third day, there was contrition.Roseanne Barr is seeking an opportunity to personally call those she’s insulted on Twitter. No, not all of them — who has that kind of time? — but at least to phone three people she attacked leading up to ABC canceling her sitcom. Namely, George Soros, Valerie Jarrett, and Michelle Wolf. Attempting to also get phone numbers for Jarrett, Michelle and GS to personally apologize to them tho I disagree with their politics. I was still wrong 2 dehumanize them-they r not my enemy, harboring hate & anger is my enemy. I can...
  • Roseanne Barr says she may fight ABC firing, retweets claim Michelle Obama was behind ouster

    05/31/2018 10:06:52 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 95 replies
    Roseanne Barr made it clear on Wednesday she's considering fighting ABC's move to cancel her revival after her racist tweet -- and the comic even pushed an accusation that former first lady Michelle Obama was behind her ouster. Despite initially saying she would be quitting Twitter after posting a negative and racially charged comment about former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett, the star returned Tuesday and let loose on social media. On Wednesday, Barr revealed that the positive feedback she was getting from people who still support her was making her feel emboldened to combat ABC in some way. “You guys...
  • Tom Arnold claims Roseanne Barr wanted show canceled

    05/31/2018 9:19:14 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 18 replies
    NY POST ^ | May 31, 2018 | Lia Eustachewich
    Roseanne Barr wanted her hit show to get canceled with her racist Twitter meltdown, ex-husband Tom Arnold claimed in a new interview. “It had to happen,” Arnold told The Hollywood Reporter about ABC abruptly pulling the plug Tuesday on the “Roseanne” reboot. “And I am going to tell you the truth, she wanted it to happen, if you saw how her tweets escalated this weekend,” he continued. “If it hadn’t happened [Tuesday], this season would have been so awful for everyone every day because she would have felt like she was [being] taken advantage [of], just like when I left...
  • McCain on 'Roseanne' cancellation: ABC holds employees to higher standard than the White House

    05/31/2018 1:07:06 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 30, 2018 | Justin Wise
    Meghan McCain on Wednesday blasted President Trump while praising ABC's decision to cancel the sitcom "Roseanne," saying that the network "holds a higher standard to their employees than apparently the White House does.” McCain made her comments on "The View" a day after ABC canceled "Roseanne." The network made the decision after the show's star Roseanne Barr sent a racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett, a former aide to President Obama. "I’ve been so disheartened by what’s acceptable in the world right now, what’s acceptable in the White House," McCain said. "It’s refreshing to see someone take a stand and say...
  • ‘Solo’ Second Weekend To Induce Post-Memorial Day Slumber At B.O. – Preview

    05/30/2018 12:45:08 PM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | May 30, 2018 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    In the wake of the best Memorial Day stretch since 2014 with $227.6M, the box office will now go to sleep this weekend. While there are wide releases, many of them are counterprogramming options to the event titles out there. Disney’s Solo: A Star Wars Story will pull in a second weekend in the low $30Ms, experiencing a 60% drop (from its $84.4M FSS opening) on par with other event titles during their post Memorial Day weekends, read X-Men: Days of Future Past and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. That’s because this weekend is coming off a beefy...
  • Trump breaks silence on Roseanne Barr scandal

    05/30/2018 10:12:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/30/2018 | Brian Stelter
    President Trump's first public reaction to the cancellation of "Roseanne" is a shot at Disney CEO Bob Iger. What he didn't say is just as notable. He didn't say anything critical of Roseanne Barr's racist and conspiratorial tweets -- the comments that got her fired on Tuesday. Instead, he tweeted this on Wednesday: "Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that 'ABC does not tolerate comments like those' made by Roseanne Barr. Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the HORRIBLE statements made and said about me on ABC. Maybe I just...
  • Roseanne Barr: Don't feel sorry for me

    05/30/2018 1:19:54 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 120 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/5/18
    ..... "Don't feel sorry for me, guys!!-I just want to apologize to the hundreds of people,and wonderful writers (all liberal) and talented actors who lost their jobs on my show due to my stupid tweet," she tweeted.
  • Breaking: ABC cancels Rosanne Barr show over Jarrett tweet.

    05/29/2018 10:52:48 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 358 replies
    TV | 5/29/18 | Anon
    Rosanne Barr show cancelled
  • Will Soft 'Solo' Box Office Cause Disney to Rethink 'Star Wars' Strategy?

    05/28/2018 9:07:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 28, 2018 | Pamela McClintock
    Lucasfilm and Disney are facing a moment of reckoning. Over Memorial Day weekend, they were jolted when Solo: A Star Wars Story battled hard to hit $100 million domestically and bombed overseas with $65 million. The film badly trailed the launch of fellow stand-alone pic Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which debuted to $155 million domestically in 2016 on its way to topping $1.056 billion globally. At its current rate, Solo may not gross much more than $400 million all in.